Period
to 18 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for NFS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NFS over the 6 months to 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network File System (NFS)
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 497 381 507
Rank change year-on-year -116 +126 +85
Contract jobs citing NFS 74 17 18
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.099% 0.060%
As % of the System Software category 1.43% 0.71% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 10 6
10th Percentile £420 £308 £163
25th Percentile £531 £328 £222
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £444 £475
Median % change year-on-year +40.85% -6.58% -15.93%
75th Percentile £713 £477 £613
90th Percentile - £700 £688
England median daily rate £573 £438 £480
% change year-on-year +30.86% -8.85% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £61.25 - -
Median hourly rate £62.50 - -
75th Percentile £63.75 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £62.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year +92.31% - -

NFS is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5,175 2,402 4,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.84% 13.92% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,880 1,785 3,270
10th Percentile £325 £308 £185
25th Percentile £463 £413 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £501 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.89% +0.10% -4.76%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £715 £700 £675
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 21 111
10th Percentile £15.65 £12.50 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.00 £12.76 £15.15
Median hourly rate £24.50 £23.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +6.52% +22.99% -1.58%
75th Percentile £35.63 £45.75 £22.25
90th Percentile £63.60 £60.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.42
% change year-on-year +1.45% +5.05% +2.63%

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing NFS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for NFS in London

NFS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NFS in London.

Daily rate trend for NFS in London

NFS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NFS in London over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for NFS in London

NFS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NFS in London.

Hourly rate trend for NFS in London

NFS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFS within the London region over the 6 months to 18 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -58 4 £578 -17.50% 3
NFS
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing NFS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for NFS.

1 57 (77.03%) Linux
2 43 (58.11%) Active Directory
3 42 (56.76%) Ansible
4 36 (48.65%) Finance
5 35 (47.30%) Citrix
6 34 (45.95%) Python
7 32 (43.24%) Software Engineering
8 31 (41.89%) Kerberos
9 27 (36.49%) Grafana
9 27 (36.49%) Prometheus
10 25 (33.78%) NetApp
11 24 (32.43%) Asset Management
11 24 (32.43%) TOWER Software
11 24 (32.43%) Investment Management
12 22 (29.73%) VMware
12 22 (29.73%) DNS
13 21 (28.38%) Windows
14 19 (25.68%) Azure
14 19 (25.68%) Terraform
15 18 (24.32%) DevOps
16 17 (22.97%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (22.97%) Firewall
17 15 (20.27%) GCP
18 14 (18.92%) DHCP
18 14 (18.92%) Windows Server
19 13 (17.57%) Red Hat
19 13 (17.57%) WAN
19 13 (17.57%) Public Cloud
19 13 (17.57%) Bash
20 12 (16.22%) AWS

NFS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.11%) MS Exchange
1 6 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.05%) Apache
2 3 (4.05%) Confluence
2 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (4.05%) IIS
2 3 (4.05%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.35%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (25.68%) Azure
2 15 (20.27%) GCP
3 12 (16.22%) AWS
4 7 (9.46%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (4.05%) Cloud Run
5 3 (4.05%) OpenShift
6 2 (2.70%) GitHub
6 2 (2.70%) IaaS
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.35%) Nutanix
7 1 (1.35%) Power Automate
7 1 (1.35%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 31 (41.89%) Kerberos
2 22 (29.73%) DNS
3 17 (22.97%) Firewall
4 14 (18.92%) DHCP
5 13 (17.57%) WAN
6 12 (16.22%) NAS
7 11 (14.86%) iSCSI
8 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
9 8 (10.81%) SAN
10 4 (5.41%) HTTP
10 4 (5.41%) Network Security
10 4 (5.41%) SSL
11 3 (4.05%) IPv4
11 3 (4.05%) NetScaler
11 3 (4.05%) VLAN
12 2 (2.70%) Internet
12 2 (2.70%) LAN
12 2 (2.70%) OSPF
12 2 (2.70%) Wireless
12 2 (2.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.70%) Big Data
4 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.76%) Subversion
3 2 (2.70%) JIRA
4 1 (1.35%) Gradle
4 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.35%) Serena SBM
4 1 (1.35%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (48.65%) Finance
2 8 (10.81%) Social Skills
3 5 (6.76%) Front Office
4 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.41%) Public Sector
5 3 (4.05%) Automotive
5 3 (4.05%) Banking
5 3 (4.05%) Retail
6 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.70%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.35%) International Banking
7 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (43.24%) Linux Engineer
2 26 (35.14%) Citrix Engineer
3 12 (16.22%) Citrix Systems Engineer
3 12 (16.22%) Developer
3 12 (16.22%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 12 (16.22%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Administrator
5 5 (6.76%) Linux Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Murex Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Kernel Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Senior Murex Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Kernel Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.11%) LDAP
2 4 (5.41%) Murex MxML
3 1 (1.35%) Middleware
3 1 (1.35%) REST
3 1 (1.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) Public Cloud
2 10 (13.51%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.11%) Replication
4 4 (5.41%) Derivative
4 4 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (4.05%) Clustering
5 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (4.05%) PKI
5 3 (4.05%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.70%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.70%) NHS
6 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.35%) EFT
7 1 (1.35%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.35%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 57 (77.03%) Linux
2 21 (28.38%) Windows
3 14 (18.92%) Windows Server
4 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (10.81%) Unix
6 7 (9.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (9.46%) VMS
7 6 (8.11%) Windows 10
7 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (5.41%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (5.41%) Solaris
9 3 (4.05%) CentOS
9 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.70%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (2.70%) SUSE
11 1 (1.35%) AIX
11 1 (1.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (43.24%) Software Engineering
2 24 (32.43%) Asset Management
2 24 (32.43%) Investment Management
3 18 (24.32%) DevOps
4 10 (13.51%) Infrastructure as Code
4 10 (13.51%) Load Balancing
5 9 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (12.16%) Open Source
5 9 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (10.81%) Critical Thinking
6 8 (10.81%) Migration
7 7 (9.46%) ITIL
8 6 (8.11%) Architectural Design
8 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (8.11%) SDLC
9 5 (6.76%) Data Migration
9 5 (6.76%) Regression Testing
9 5 (6.76%) Storage Management
10 4 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (5.41%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (45.95%) Python
2 13 (17.57%) Bash
3 12 (16.22%) SQL
4 11 (14.86%) PowerShell
5 5 (6.76%) Java
5 5 (6.76%) VBScript
6 3 (4.05%) C
6 3 (4.05%) Go
7 1 (1.35%) C#
7 1 (1.35%) Perl
7 1 (1.35%) R
7 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) Degree
2 3 (4.05%) CCA
2 3 (4.05%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (4.05%) MCITP
2 3 (4.05%) MCP
2 3 (4.05%) MCSA
2 3 (4.05%) MCSE
2 3 (4.05%) MCTS
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) QA
1 2 (2.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) GDPR
2 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (58.11%) Active Directory
2 17 (22.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.81%) XenApp
4 7 (9.46%) Samba
5 6 (8.11%) Hyper-V
5 6 (8.11%) vSphere
6 5 (6.76%) Docker
6 5 (6.76%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (5.41%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (4.05%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (4.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (4.05%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.70%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 2 (2.70%) vCloud
10 1 (1.35%) Ceph
10 1 (1.35%) GPFS
10 1 (1.35%) KVM
10 1 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (1.35%) Veritas File System
10 1 (1.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 42 (56.76%) Ansible
2 27 (36.49%) Grafana
2 27 (36.49%) Prometheus
3 19 (25.68%) Terraform
4 5 (6.76%) Kubernetes
4 5 (6.76%) WSUS
5 4 (5.41%) MobiControl
5 4 (5.41%) NetBackup
5 4 (5.41%) vCenter Server
6 3 (4.05%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (4.05%) FortiGate
6 3 (4.05%) Istio
6 3 (4.05%) Knative
6 3 (4.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (4.05%) Puppet
6 3 (4.05%) SCCM
7 2 (2.70%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (1.35%) Control-M
8 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (47.30%) Citrix
2 25 (33.78%) NetApp
3 24 (32.43%) TOWER Software
4 22 (29.73%) VMware
5 13 (17.57%) Red Hat
6 12 (16.22%) Google
7 10 (13.51%) Oracle
8 9 (12.16%) HP
8 9 (12.16%) IBM
8 9 (12.16%) Microsoft
9 8 (10.81%) Cisco
9 8 (10.81%) EMC
10 5 (6.76%) CheckPoint
10 5 (6.76%) Murex
10 5 (6.76%) Sybase
11 4 (5.41%) F5
11 4 (5.41%) ServiceNow
11 4 (5.41%) SOTI
12 3 (4.05%) Ivanti
12 3 (4.05%) Symantec